ERIC Number: ED497184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Program Orientation for High School Sport Coaches. Coaches Council and the National Council for Secondary School Athletic Directors, 2005. A Position Paper from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJ1)
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) believes that prior to the start of each season, all high school head coaches, assistant coaches, and volunteer coaches should be required to participate in a comprehensive orientation to the sport program. This orientation should be planned and conducted by the athletic director or individual who has administrative responsibility for the overall sport program and monitors coaches' compliance with all school, program, and state association policies. This orientation is not a replacement for the need for coaching education, certification, and ongoing professional development. Provided in this brief document are the elements that should be included in a comprehensive program orientation for high school sport coaches. A list of related resources is also included.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletic Coaches, High Schools, Staff Orientation, Athletics, Educational Policy, Administrators, Guidelines
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aahperd.org
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Support Staff
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. National Association for Sport and Physical Education.